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New kidney protein speeds/improves the diagnosis of failing kidneys

11 years ago from Physorg

Walk into any emergency department complaining of chest pain and you are likely to have blood drawn. Within hours it should be clear whether you've had a heart attack, based...

Bilateral Cochlear Implants: A Case When Two Are Definitely Superior To One

11 years ago from Science Daily

A study of cochlear implant patients seen by physicians shows evidence that cochlear implants in both ears significantly improves quality of life in patients with profound hearing loss and that...

Alzheimer's Protection? Appealing The Death Sentence For Brain Cells

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new drug candidate could provide protection against Alzheimer's disease. This compound could also treat a number of diseases where patients suffer from cognitive deficits, such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s,...

Combination Of Two Novel Anti-cancer Agents May Help Fight CML Resistant To Current Therapy

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified that a combination of novel anti-cancer compounds is able to kill chronic myelogenous leukemia cells previously resistant to conventional forms of therapy.

Young Age May Give Survival Advantage To Children With Certain Brain Tumors

11 years ago from Science Daily

Investigators have shown that children under 3 years old who have a brain tumor called diffuse pontine glioma appear to have a better outcome than older children with the same...

Rett Syndrome Gene Is Full Of Surprises

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study has transformed scientists' understanding of Rett syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes autistic behavior and other disabling symptoms. Until now, scientists thought that the gene behind Rett...

Ecstasy Deaths Linked To Raised Body Temperature

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study has revealed that effects of the drug ecstasy are compounded when taken in warm environments. Preclinical research shows that ecstasy deaths, which are invariably related to elevated...

New Method Effective In Detecting Dangerous Coronary Plaque

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new non-invasive method has shown success in detecting and measuring non-calcified plaque, a buildup of soft deposits embedded deep within the walls of the heart's arteries, undetectable by angiography...

Inflammation, Depression And Antidepressant Response: Common Mechanisms

11 years ago from Science Daily

In findings published electronically in Molecular Psychiatry, researchers found polymorphisms in inflammation-related genes that are associated with susceptibility to major depression and antidepressant response. Two genes critical for T-cell function...

Dot Earth: White House: Poor Face Health Risks from Warming

11 years ago from NY Times Science

The Bush administration, pressed by a court order, released new warnings on climate and health.

Relaxation Exercises Sharpens Shooting In Biathlon

11 years ago from Science Daily

Biathletes who have learned to apply a relaxation technique can improve their results in the rifle-shooting range. Half of the test group integrated the relaxation exercise in their rifle-shooting practice...

Pregnancies Linked To Tooth Loss

11 years ago from Science Daily

Women who have more children are more likely to have missing teeth, according to a nationwide study of 2,635 women. Profound biological and behavioral changes related to pregnancy and child...

Genetic Cause For A Type Of Childhood Epilepsy Identified

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered the genetic cause of a type of childhood epilepsy called childhood absence epilepsy, which accounts for 10-12 percent of epilepsy cases in children under age 16. The...

Even Low Levels Of Air Pollution May Pose Stroke Risk

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study investigated the association between short-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and the risk of stroke. Researchers found that recent exposure to fine particulate matter may increase...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

NASA finds a ring around an exploded star … Scientists closer to new HIV treatments … New nanoscale assembly technology created … Absence of gene causes male-male courtship ... Health/Science...

Rapid wound healing

11 years ago from Biology News Net

In Germany alone, about three million – mostly elderly – patients suffer from poorly healing large-area wounds caused by complaints such as diabetes, burns or bedsores. The wounds can be...

New HIV browser gives researchers access to valuable data from vaccine trials

11 years ago from Biology News Net

A new HIV data browser developed by the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the nonprofit organization Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases (GSID) will give researchers access to a wealth...

Researchers gain new insights on spinal muscular atrophy

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that the effect of a protein deficiency, which is the basis of the neuromuscular disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is...

NIH awards Harvard Medical School $117.5 million, five-year grant for patient-centered research

11 years ago from Harvard Science

The National Institutes of Health today announced that Harvard Medical School (HMS) will receive $117.5 million over the next five years for the establishment of a Clinical and Translational Science...

Children's diet not the main cause of ADHD

11 years ago from Physorg

Food may not be the major cause of hyperactivity in children. Genetics, brain function and parental actions such as smoking may be just as important.

NJ, Texas courts scrap awards from Vioxx cases

11 years ago from AP Health

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Appeals courts in New Jersey and Texas have scrapped verdicts against drugmaker Merck stemming from some of the earliest trials involving its once popular painkiller Vioxx....

South Asia News in brief: 16–29 May 2008

11 years ago from SciDev

Bangladesh confirms its first human bird flu case, mapping estimates the numbers affected by the Myanmar cyclone, and more.

Study finds sex, age and ethnicity assciated with colorectal cancer survival

11 years ago from Physorg

The interaction of sex, age and ethnicity has a significant impact on overall survival in metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) patients, a study led by researchers at the University of Southern...

Car Exhaust Therapy For Cardiopulmonary Bypass? A Poison As Protector

11 years ago from Science Daily

A study in Anesthesiology could represent an important step toward the eventual use of carbon monoxide to promote cell survival and reduce lung inflammation in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery....

Scientist Awarded NIAID Grant to Further Study of Preventive HIV Vaccine

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

CAPT Gerald V. Quinnan, Jr., M.D., USPHS, professor and chair, Department of Preventative Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was named one of...

Breast reduction surgery

11 years ago from CBC: Health

It's becoming more common for women to seek breast-reduction surgery, also called mammoplasty, to change their proportions and reduce discomfort such as back pain.

Now, Add Pimples to the List

11 years ago from NY Times Health

AS if packing on dozens of pounds isn’t bad enough, many pregnant women revert to their high school years, dermatologically speaking. It’s no surprise why they get pimples, really: During...

Baby teeth used for radiation study

11 years ago from UPI

ST. LOUIS, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say thousands of baby teeth collected around St. Louis in the 1950s and '60s will be used to study radiation...